General concepts

Points of Play

Tournament Play

Fourth Street

Example 6
          What do you after your opponent bets if there has been no double raise on third street?

Answer-  Fold! A four-card nine-seven is about the break-even point in this situation.


Example 7

            Should you bet in this situation?

Answer – Definitely bet unless you are playing total maniacs.  (Even then it would be close.) The reason for this is that you want to be able to win the pot on fifth street if you catch a good one.  Your fourth street bet may enable this to happen.



Example 8

            What do you do after the 4-3 bets assuming there has been a double raise on third street?

Answer – Raise! This play should be automatic. You must get the jack out or make him pay. If you just call he is correct to poker overcall. You cannot allow this even if your hand figures to be slightly worse than the bettor’s hand.



Example 9
            What do you do after your tough opponent has checked?

Answer – Check it right back. It is true as I mentioned in the text that a pair is favored over a king because it will be betting last the rest of the way. However, this is assuming that your three-card hands are approximately equal. His three-card hand is probably better than yours. You should bet, however, if you think he may not have started with a hand.


Example 10

            How do you play this hand against a player who you know will bet if you check?

Answer – Check and call when he bets. This is usually better than checking and raising. Your slight gain by raising is not nearly as much as you gain by deceiving him. By playing your hand this way you may very well get him to call “drawing deal” if you make your hand on fifth or sixth street. You cannot, however, make this play every time or they will get wise to it.



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